Institute of Planetary Research

Representation of the Solar System
Representation of the Solar System
Image 1/2, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Representation of the Solar System

Our planetary system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus und Neptune.
Graphical representation of the Solar System and exoplanetary systems
The search for exoplanetary systems
Image 2/2, Credit: ESAC

The search for exoplanetary systems

The next big mission to search for exoplanets and their exact characterisation is PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars). PLATO will specifically search for planets around bright stars that can be accurately characterised. Of particular interest are rocky planets with an atmosphere and on which watercould exist in a liquid state. Life could have developed on these planets.

The Institute of Planetary Research deals with the study of the Solar System, in particular with regard to the origin, formation and evolution of planets, their moons and small planetary bodies (asteroids and comets), by means of remote sensing on spacecraft and from the ground (observatories), as well as through laboratory experiments and on-site investigations and theoretical modelling.

Contact
  • Heike Rauer
    Head
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Institute of Planetary Research
    Telephone: +49 30 67055-430
    Fax: +49 30 67055-384
    Rutherfordstraße 2
    12489 Berlin
    Contact
Locations and Offices
Berlin
  • Locations and Offices
  • Berlin
Facts / Institutes
  • Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    18

    Institute of Planetary Research: number of PhD students (2018)

  • Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    18
    2018
Facts / Institutes
  • 492,184
    676

    Institute of Planetary Research: number of journal contributions from – 27 percent of which in open access (2014 to 2018)

  • 492,184
    492
    number of publications of non-open access between 2014 and 2018
  • 492,184
    184
    number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018
Facts / Institutes
  • 956,1531
    2487

    Institute of Planetary Research – number of publications - 38 percent of open access (2014 to 2018)

  • 956,1531
    956
    number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (38 percent)
  • 956,1531
    1531
    number of publications of non-open access between 2014 and 2018

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